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Miso Marinated Broiled Black Cod With Cucumber Relish

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup mirin (sweet sake)
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1 cup white or yellow miso paste
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) black cod fillets
  • Steamed white rice, accompaniment
  • Cucumber Relish
  • Green onions, cut on the bias, garnish
  • 1 tablespoon lightly toasted white and dark sesame seeds, garnish


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the mirin and sake to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the miso and stir until dissolved. Add the sugar, return to a low heat, and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  • Place the fish in a non-reactive baking dish. Cover with the cooled marinade, cover with plastic, and let marinate overnight refrigerated, or at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the fish from the marinade and place on a broil pan. Blot the miso from the fillets with a kitchen towel. Broil until lightly browned and the fish is opaque in the center, 6 to 10 minutes, depending upon the size of the fillets and the height of the broiler element.
  • Remove from the oven. Spoon rice onto each of 4 plates and top with the fillets. Arrange the cucumber relish to the side of the fish, and garnish each serving with the green onions and toasted sesame seeds.